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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

post-run smoothie

Today I am sharing a super quick pick-me-up that has been getting me through the last couple of days of my half marathon training. With all this running, I was really feeling tired towards the end of last week and decided that a power smoothie was a necessity! I really wanted to pick ingredients that would boost my energy and allow me to recover, so I chose the standard ingredients of bananas and strawberries, and to make it green, I threw in some spinach. 

One of my latest obsession has been this powdered peanut butter. I first heard about it on The Food Network's The Kitchen {which is my favorite show!}, and I was so excited to find it at my local GNC store. I LOVE peanut butter, but it can be high in fat. But with this powdered peanut butter, 85% of the fat and oils are removed to make a much healthier smoothie additive! I have also included chia seeds in this recipe, but they are totally optional! With a little over a week to go, the end of my training is coming to a close and I am hoping this smoothie will power me through the finish line! 

P.S. I should mention that this is the perfect post-workout smoothie as well! You don't need to be training for a long race to enjoy this delicious drink ;)

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Post-Run Smoothie

1 cup almond milk
1 banana, cut into pieces
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter {regular peanut butter works fine too!}
1/2 - 1 tablespoons chia seeds, optional

Place the almond milk, spinach, banana, frozen strawberries, powered peanut butter and chia seeds {if using} in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one large smoothie.

I've also included some of my favorite workout pieces that I have been eyeing for race day below. I am loving all these bright colors -- perfect for being spotted crossing the finish line on race day ;)  

Thanks for stopping by!

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12 comments:

  1. I need to start making smoothies again - this one looks delicious!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  2. Powdered PB is the jam! I love it, too. Great smoothie recipe- I'll have to try this! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I'm so obsessed with powdered peanut butter, it's addicting! xo

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  3. That's one of my favorite smoothies! Sometimes I add Old-Fashioned Oats for more substance, too!

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    1. That's such a great idea to add the oats, Melissa! I'll have to try that next time :) xo

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  4. This is what I need to start doing after running. I notice that it has been much harder for me to complete my full run session now and I think it's because I don't get enough energy from my food choices lately. Thanks for this recipe. Will have to try it soon!


    http://the-party-dress.com

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    1. Let me know how you like it! I was feeling the same way and the smoothie really has seemed to help! xo

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  5. I've been dying to try the PB2. I'm going to write it down right now so I can remember to get it.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Let me know how you like it, Carmen! PB2 is my latest obsession :) xo

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  6. great! have to try it out!
    lena
    http://skinnycature.com/marc-cain-spring-style-lab-interview/

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